We can not plan a trip in a week or two — this process starts now!
We need to work on negotiating tickets, obtaining a hotel, ordering a bus – getting the costs of all of these in order so that we can prepare a cost per person – without the club losing money.
** NOTE ** – it is NOT in the club’s interest to make profits on these trips. To be quite honest, our goal is to break EVEN – if at all possible. That is why when we set up these trips, that if we get more than a certain number of people, we DROP the prices. The more that come – the less it costs YOU.
So, therefore, a BREAK-EVEN setup.
For Ottawa, we can not get a hotel in downtown, due to the Grey Cup final of the Canadian Football League (their version of a Super Bowl). It is going to be played in downtown Ottawa, so hotel rooms there are at a premium. The hotel we stayed at the last time that we were there, required a four night stay. We are staying only one – so you get the picture.
However, we found out there are hotel options closer to the arena. Yes – we don’t get the downtown Ottawa stuff (Parliament – etc.), but downtown Kanata has improved greatly since the arena was opened.
So we should get info on this soon — once we do – we will let you know.
I am hoping that by the middle of July – we will have trip costs in order. Please keep checking on the site to get the updates. WE NEED TO KNOW YOUR INTEREST. Without that – these trips are